PHILADELPHIA — Allstate Insurance Co. is suing residential ventilation product company Broan-Nutone LLC, citing alleged breach of warranty and negligence.
Allstate filed the lawsuit June 13 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, alleging that Broan-Nutone manufactured and distributed a defective exhaust fan.
According to the complaint, insured parties Todd Johnston and Grace Johnston's property was damaged on Feb. 5 after a fire broke out in their second-floor bathroom where the exhaust fan purchased from the defendant was installed.
Allstate said the defendant is responsible for the damage because it allegedly did not provide a quality product and failed to properly determine whether the fan was safe before it was sold.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an amount in excess of $150,000, as well as costs of the lawsuit, delay damages, attorney's fees and other reasonable relief deemed appropriate by the court. It is represented by Kevin M.Mcbeth of de Luca Levine LLC in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 2:18-cv-02476-JS